These cabinet cards illustrate perfectly the classic fashions of the 1890s, with the ladies wearing elaborate piled-up hairstyles, full shouldered sleeves and the favoured brooch watches of the era. The first lady wears a ginourmous hat atop her very full hair. She clearly shows a brooch watch on her bodice. Her name is Gertrude Brink and the photographer is J.D. Lewis of Kingston, NY. The second lady also wears a brooch watch and a small cross at the throat. The photographer is Gillmore of 98 Elm Street, Putnam, Conn. The third lady is seated with an elaborate background; she wears a dark skirt and full blouse. She appears to have a floral feature at her waist. She wears a brooch watch, black band and flower at her neck and a pair of spectacles. The photographer here is Matousek of 1575 22nd Street near Kedzie Ave, Chicago. The final lady in this selection has a fabric bow at her neck, buttons on her bodice and a clearly defined brooch watch; this is held by a classic fleur de lis brooch which was much favoured for holding watches. All images are in very good condition for age with only the slightest marking on a couple of the mats. These would make a marvelous display of the later Victorian-era showing the outfits and accessories of that time. These cabinet cards are featured in my book, “How the Watch Was Worn, A Fashion for 500 Years”. Combined weight 98 grams.
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Four Fabulous Images of Ladies, 1890s, Showing Brooch Watches, Hairstyles & Fashions
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